Lot Embraer’s run - part 2 of 2
I divided it in two because of the number of photos:
07JUL Sofia Warsaw LO632 E170
07JUL Warsaw Gdansk LO3817 A72
is here (in Bulgarian) http://forum.bgspotters.net/viewtopic.php?t=2301
12JUL Gdansk Warsaw LO3828 E175
12JUL Warsaw Sofia LO631 E170
After couple of very nice days in Sopot
which tourist’s season is in it’s height – it was time for an early start .
Actually I overslept , for 1st time after many many years! Good , the taxi driver came early and after 5 minutes the reception guy was knocking on the door .
Quick ride to Gdansk airport, where 6 am is kind of a peak hour .There were two Wizz flights
as well as SAS flight to CPH
in addition to our domestic one.
After the security check quick glance through the windows :
Lot , I thought that’s the one for our flight , but it turned out to be another Embraer :
Then morning coffee in the small , but very nice business lounge:
Boarding was on time , bus ride to SP-LID :
12 Jul 2008
LEFT THE GATE 0603
TOOK OFF 0609
AIRCRAFT LANDED 0647
I think we were 1st to board today:
95 % passenger load , 100% in business class !
Taxied on the runway to the end , made a U turn and took off :
Lot Embraer 175 take off Gdansk 2008
After take-off , sharp left turn offering a good overview of GDN:
Spectacular lighting , when the sun came through the clouds:
Drink service only on this short domestic hop and soon we were descending towards Warsaw.
Again interesting clouds – very thin layer of them :
Wisla river before we turn for the final approach.
Same approach path as on 7th july :
We chased our shadow for a while , then soft touch down
Lot Embraer 175 landing Warsaw 2008 - 2
While taxiing I caught Wizz taking off :
Finally a good shot of the Air Italy Polska 757 :
Couple of bizjets:
A new one for Air Italy ?
Then the government fleet:
Parked at a gate in the B part of terminal 2 .
From there some escalators:
Security check and passport control and straight to the nice business lounge at T2 – A :
After some web-browsing , reading and another coffee a walk around :
Meanwhile , our Embraer came so I prepared to board:
12 Jul 2008
LEFT THE GATE 1059
TOOK OFF 1118
AIRCRAFT LANDED 1359
Ontime departure and long taxi to the take off runway.
Another classic 737 :
And yet another one:
Couple of Embraer 145:
And one of the few flying Tu 154 in EU:
Best regards to the Polish spotters:
Lot Embraer 170 take off Warsaw 2008 - 3
The flight was uneventful , standard service , around 60% passenger load.
Initially I think the routing was for approach on RWY 27.
Crossed the Danube over Oryahovo :
Icing on the windows:
The “road runway” near Botevgrad:
But as we got close to Sofia we changed direction for 09 approach.
Bozhurishte (note the SOF runwau in the distance)
Central railway station
Central bus station
North Side of Lion’s bridge
Stochna Gara Plaza
And the rest in video , nice reverse to get the closer taxiway :
Lot Embraer 170 Landing Sofia 2008 - 2
Parked at B8:
That’s it ! I hope you enjoyed the reading.
Expecting your questions/comments etc …